Greg Stone stresses the importance of Marine Sanctuaries in ocean recovery

We all know that our oceans are in declining health due to┬ápollution, overfishing and climate change. But most of us are not sure how to battle the problems facing the ocean. In this TED video Greg Stone points out the…

Barton Seaver explains why we need to make smarter decisions about making seafood sustainable

Most of us are well aware that eating seafood is often better for your health, but that many seafood choices come at a cost to the marine environment. For some time now Monterrey Bay Aquarium has worked on the Seafood…

Biologging: Tuna, sharks and mammals getting smart electronic tags to map the oceans and ecosystems

We’ve all heard of tagging animals for catch and release programs, for tracking migrations and populations but what you may not have learned is that these tags have been getting smart, like scary smart. Over the past 20 years these…

TED talk: Glowing Sealife is much more diverse and spectacular than you can imagine

Bioluminescence is a biochemical trick which is performed by 80 to 90 % of ocean life but we know precious little about the different ways that bioluminescence is used. Even as a trained Marine Scientist I was not aware that…

Eric Cheng speaks about flashlight fish and sperm whales at TEDxBerkeley

Eric Cheng is an underwater photographer the likes of Tony Wu who basically just travels the world in search of cool things to see, photograph and film. Mr. Cheng was recently invited to speak at TEDxBerkeley, an independently organized TED…

Richard Pyle talks about exploring the reef’s Twilight Zone

Richard Pyle is the pre-eminent fish nerd, deep diver extraordinaire. In this illuminating video Dr. Pyle talks about what it’s like to do really deep dive and the focus it takes to cacth elusive fish at those depths. Richard’s main…

Sylvia Earle makes a TED wish to save the oceans

To say that Sylvia Earle is the American analogue of Jacque Cousteau would be an understatement. “Her Deepness” has been a marine scientist since about 1953 when she first learned to dive with SCUBA and she has since held the…